The preamble to the United States Constitution begins with the universal appeal “We the People …” and George Washington, the first President of the United States, was selected by the Electoral College unanimously. Despite these attempts to unify the new country, political splits developed immediately. Write an essay in which you discuss these splits in the early republic. Pay attention to the debates over the Constitution as well as the divisions in the Washington, Adams and Jefferson Administrations. Be sure to discuss how these groups differ symbolically, on the role of the federal government, and the First Amendment.